ASI paddle instructor courses for certification

learn from the best. 

Work to earn certification by Academy of Surfing Instructors, the premier water sports training and accreditation organization in the world.  And we train on the best boards.  All equipment is provided.


Session dates coming soon.


About ASI 

ASI creates and sets the international standards and continuously investigates and researches industry practices and collaborates with the industry and government departments around the world, to ensure we are at the leading edge for the provision of education, accreditation, standards and safe practices, and with respect and harmony with nature.

Based in Bondi Beach Australia, ASI was established in 2003.  In response to the lack of recreational education and safety standards in the surfing industry, founders Nigel Potts and Tania Nesbitt decided to set up ASI to identify surfing standards and create and publish learn to surf books.  They were then asked to create surfing instruction qualifications and accreditation standards in Australia, by surf school owners, who were disillusioned by the current sports association’s educational standards.   

People around the world heard about ASI, wanted to be part of ASI and wanted to be trained by ASI.  Stand Up Paddle standards were created by ASI in 2008 and bodyboarding in 2010.  

What originally started as a hobby, has developed into an international organisation, known for its professionalism, innovation and quality.